President Hasok Chang writes:
The highlight of our year, the BSHS annual conference is fast approaching, 3–6 July in St Andrews. Registration for the conference is open (http://www.bshs.org.uk/bshs-2014-registration), and you still have time to take advantage of the early registration fee until June 1st. We have a rich and varied programme, with panels on everything from Newton and Newtonianism to nineteenth-century scientific communities, agricultural science to science, technology and medicine in World War One. For a full listing please visit the conference pages on the BSHS website — and begin to plan your time in the beautiful city of St Andrews. In addition to the main event, the BSHS will be offering local tours, trips, a reception at the Museum of the University of St Andrews, whisky tasting, and a ceilidh. More details on the conference can be found in your copies of Viewpoint 103, and on the conference website! We’d also like to remind postgraduates of the Butler-Eyles travel grants (http://www.bshs.org.uk/grants/butler-eyles-travel-grants). Please also note that we have a scheme for Carer Grants for those with responsibilities as carers to help them attend the annual conference; the remit of these grants covers childcare but is not restricted to it (http://www.bshs.org.uk/grants/care-grants).
I am also delighted to report that Council, at its meeting of 24 May, has agreed to enhance the Society’s provision of bursaries for master’s students, recognising this as a pressing need given the paucity of other available funding. Grants of up to £4,000 will be available from this year onward. Please look out for further announcements.